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as the world changes for his use of technology and empowering social change. he is working on a biography of leonard freed. let us welcome these distinguished guests and one how leonard freed's images of the historic march in august 1963 changed the ongoing worldwide struggle for civil rights. [applause] >> "this is the day," how did this book it started? i say, it was president obama in his first term who said, i am nearer because you all marched. 50 years ago we did, what did i think america was? it was all things to me. my husband home country, my new jewish family, robert and benjamin, leonards cousins, and lots of americans. we came here from amsterdam to photograph the blessed people. i have no photo of myself, of our seven-month stay in america but pictures of her four year old daughter, her grandparents and cousins. leonard was very -- he needed all film for his project. nothing but races he said. i wish i had a picture of myself and of leonard at the march on washington. i only had my eyes. and these eyes looked and looked and looked, i would say, all these faces, and when letter
specialeesed technology and training exemplified the advantages the developed world offered haiti. sensitive microphones, heat-seeking devices and rescue dogs. journalists enshourd audiences would not miss a single survivor being pulled from the rubble. a successful rescue is like an earthquake in reverse. life. the tone of the reporting took on a religious tinge. quote, a new york rescue squad pulled two miracles from the rubble of haiti, led the new york daily is in, at california governor arnold schwarzenegger rashed, quote, many of us were able to watch the california rescuers live on television performing all of these miracles. the first u.s. team to reach haiti was dispatched to u.n. head quarterback and pulled out a bodyguard with minor injuries. ban ki-moon called it a small miracle. an enormous effort targeted the collapsed hotel mt. which had some 200 people inside, mostly foreigners, when it fell. general keene, the head of the u.s. military response would boast, quote, the hotel montana had six teams alone because of the number of people trapped there. the places were ordinary ha
of which is the technological revolution that we've undergone over the last 20 years. >> host: professor, have we lost important gatekeepers of news, in your view? >> guest: i think that is one of the central themes of the book which is that we now live in a world that we call somewhat nerdily multiaxialty. what we mean by that term is really pretty simple which is the ways in which information can become public information and paid attention to by a lot of people is much more fluid, there are many more gates than there used to be. you could argue that you don't even need gates because the walls have come down. so where we get information from, what becomes newsworthy or important, what goes viral is very, very different from what used to be the case. in the period just prior to this era. but the other larger point we're trying to make is that we can't just compare what we have now to what preceded it the 50 years of broadcast news. if you look more historically, we've actually had four or five different media regimes as we call them in which the relationship between the media, citizens
of technological change in traditional society means that when someone learns there as a child is so useful when the person is old. but the rapid pace of technological change today means that what we learn as children is to longer useful 50 years later. and we older people are not fluent in the technologies center to surviving in modern society. for example, as a 15 year old high school student, i was considered outstandingly good at multiplying a two digit numbers because i memorize the multiplication table and i know how to use logarithm and then click of manipulating slide rule. .. to watch television i have to telephone the 25-year-old son and asking to me through it while i try to push those wretched 41 buttons. [laughter] what can we do to improve the lives of the elderly in the u.s. and the other use of their value? that's a huge problem. in our remaining few minutes today, i can offer just a few suggestions. one value as they are increasingly useful for offering quality child care if they choose to do it as more and more younger women into the workforce if you were young parent stay home
the russians as well, you know, we understand that our oil and gas fields are technologically behind. but no foreigner will ever known russian olive oil and gas so we are going to buy the technology for the western oil companies. so i had been a director of the corporation and i said so don't you understand that there's advantages in their technology they aren't coming to sell you their technology to make you a better conductor and he said that is a really good point. [laughter] and then he said are you still the director of hushovd rahm? i was the secretary of state, but in russia dmitry medvedev who was the deputy prime minister was also the chairman, so the state economy and portions lead up with fair amount of violence, too. now that he has decided that he is the once and future president of russia i think the chance that russia is going to break out of that and build on the other strengths it might have including a very smart population those have receded and i think unfortunately russia will not find a greater strength in the international economy it's pretty much dependent on
's independent of supply demand, technology and all the factors that tom cruise is cost of $20 million. there's a lot of allusions in health care, and probably the most important allusion in health care i think is illustrated by what i recall the tale of two women. one of them is elizabeth warren. elizabeth warren argued, and i think in some ways correctly, that one of the issues of the financial crisis on earth is that a lot of people applied for subprime loans without understanding what it costs them. they were misled by teaser rates or poor documentation or bad disclosure, and that this was one of the things that congress could correct them to try to correct. that very same principle, hiding from us the cost of our action, is the foundation of our health care system. and let me talk about a second woman who, her name is becky, and she's a 23 year-old who just towarstarted work for my compan. so in the book, in here, i'll talk about what health care is going to cost becky. like most people in the quÉbec he thinks someone else's magically paying for her health care. one of the fastening thi
the same technology that will create an enhanced e-book, but use that technology to invite large numbers of of students -- numbers of students to use the web. there's a lot of newfangled items going on about how this is presented that i am struggling to catch up with myself. i now -- they instructed me how to tweet and twitter and facebook and all the other things, but like the enhanced e-book, i can't do because i don't have an ipad, but i believe in the possibility of immediacy here, and that if you're trying to tell a legitimate story important from history, you need to take every resource, every chance you can to make connections. that's the novelty side of what i'm presenting here. i'm interested in what you guys think of this, even the notion of repeating some stories or using some of the language. i kind of stitched things together in these stories. let me talk a little bit about misremembering and our imbalance sense of history, the urgency that i think lies in this subject, why i want to do it, take this risk to make another connection with you. we had inauguration this week. ba
will as a comparison to the effects of high technologies going into parts of the world that were innocent and pristine and causing terrible things to happen. some people have read the book that way. >> so now that is one of the many ways of looking at international relations and you have characters representing the other models. for example the liberalism. who do you see as representing realism? >> realism, the regular format that is very aggressive called offense of realism. it's a sense that people live for the gain of power relative to others and they want to expand if you will and they are naturally quite imperialistic. a storyline example involving the two wizards who went over to the dark side and is starting to help help the dark lord and scheme with him. he has been overtaken if you will by the rising power. the unofficial leader of the free peoples have a terrible confrontation and the jargon and the people who are encountered are often turned off but the concept such as bandwagon plays a key role in offense of realism. it is appropriate for me to bandwagon, that is rolled down the hill and j
production and distribution and financing are starting to be taken by different technologies? >> guest: so there's a lot in there, and let me kind of unpack it. first, i actually disagree fundamentally with a couple of things. there's, there are production, distribution costs and, um, you know, tasks involved whether it's digital or physical. i think it's a very common misunderstanding. it's very easy to think that digital is free. and it's not. i mean, there's a lot of backlash, actually, if you will, over some of the early books. and we've got an extensive back list, thousands and thousands of titles that are converted. there's a conversion process that takes place, and there's a lot of care and feeding that must go into that because in the early days when you're just sort of literally scanning books to get them into an e-format, you just were not replicating the book properly. so, first of all, this is still a production not just cost, but an entirely new competency around production of a digital book and presenting that properly. i'm actually looking at our head of children's publishin
that owned millvinia but there would be no way to know for sure. 20 first century technology is what helped unravel -- ten years ago i wouldn't have been able to write this book in the way that it is now. >> any more questions? we have a little time left. i just wanted to say something about the book that made me think, but here in texas, looking at its history, particularly the history of slavery and how texas developed, i didn't know but someone shared with me that there was an incentive to have slaves here in texas among regular people because as the land was given away the mexican government giving of land away was based on how many people were in your group. if you could bring slaves, then you would get more land, regular people brought slaves, especially in
for his use of technology to of our social change. he is working on a biography of leonard freed. let us welcome these guest and how the historic march august 1963 change the ongoing worldwide struggle for civil rights. [applause] >> "this is the day" how did the book it started? and i say it was president a bomb in his first term said i am here because you all marched. 50 years ago what did i think america was? it took was all things to me. my husband is comment by country, a jewish family family, and my cousins and lots of americans. we came here from amsterdam. i have no photo of with self of our seven month stay in america but but we do of family. he needed them for his project nothing but a race he said. i wish to have that picture of myself at the march on washington i only had my eyes. and these eyes looked and looked and looked. i would see all these faces and then all these faces, the day of the march was america for me. then the speech of doctor martin king, i have a dream come of this speech was in the air, it moved over the heads of all the people. the voice was strong, a pre
and this coalition is not going to fall apart. >> now with remarkable technological advances like the patriot missile, we can defend against ballistic missile attacks aimed at innocent civilians. >> i have, therefore, directed general norman schwarzkopf, in conjunction with coalition forces, to use all forces available, including ground forces, to reject the iraqi army from kuwait. deliberation with kuwait has entered its final days. i have complete confidence in the ability of the coalition forces, swiftly and decisively, to accomplish their mission. >> kuwait is liberated. iraq's army is defeated. our military objectives are met. kuwait is once more in the hands of the kuwaitis in control of their own destiny. we share in their joy. a joy tempered only by our compassion for their ordeal. >> we went halfway around the world to do what is moral, just, and right. we fought hard and with others, we won the war. we lifted the yoke of oppression and tyranny from a small country that many americans have never even heard of, and we asked nothing in return. we are coming home now. proud, confident, heads hi
that are of interest to me, "the savage wars of peace," and "war made new: technology, warfare, and the course of history, 1500 to today." facts tends to write like really big books. and this morning he's going to talk to us about his latest, "invisible armies." with that, turn it over to you, max. [applause] >> thank you very much, steve, for that warm and generous introduction, and thank you also for your many decades of service. and, indeed, i see a lot of folks here who are either current active duty or retired military, and i thank all of you for your years of service to the nation. what i'm here to talk about today is the contents of my new book, which as steve mentioned is a history of guerrilla warfare. that although it may seem thick and daunting at first glance, i do try to tell a good story. i sort of them have selected 5000 years of guerrilla warfare history into one book. now, that may seem like a formidable undertaking, but here today in front of your very eyes am going to do something that i think is even harder. i'm going to try to encapsulate the entire book into about a 25 mi
at the center for neighborhood technology said what happens if instead of measuring co2 per mile we measure co2 per person or co2 per household bags we can choose to live in places where if you look at co2 per household a grad in the green just flip. absolutely change places and by far the healthieshealthies t place to lives in the city. manhattan burn one third of the fossil fuels of people in dallas for example and use 130 the electricity. why? they are heating and cooling their neighbors and their apartments or touching but even more importantly than that, most of it is the last driving they are doing. transportation is the greatest single country vitter two most civilians greenhouse gas. in our daily life the biggest choice we can make -- when i built my house in washington d.c. i made sure i cleaned the sustainability story prayer at the gosztola panels -- solar panels and super insulation and that the wood burning stove that supposedly contributes less eot to the environment benefit our composed enough for us naturally but of course i have the energy saver lightbulbs. the energy saver lig
: technology, warfare and the course of history, 1500-today." max tends to write, like, really big books. and this morning he's going to talk to us about his latest, "invisible armies." with that, turn it over to you, max. [applause] >> thank you very much, steve, for that warm and generous introduction, and thank you also for your many decades of service and, indeed, i see a lot of folks here who are either current active duty or retired military, and i thank all of you for your years of service to the nation. what i'm here to talk about today is the contents of my new book which, as steve mentioned, is a history of ger or ril la warfare. and although it may seem thick and daunting at first glance, i did try to tell a good story. it's sort of encapsulated, 5,000 years of guerrilla warfare history into one book. now, that may seem like a formidable upside taking, but here today in front of your very eyes, i'm going to try to encapsulate the entire book into about a 2546 minute talk -- 25-minute talk. [laughter] so that's going to work out to about 200 years per minute. sofassen your seat
latest book, "the future," of the key medical technological, and philosophical drivers checking our world. ever the big picture thinker, al gore explores how we may harness these epic change agents for the good. although his public professionalized had it not been without controversy, his record of accomplishments speak to the life lived on the precipice of passion, purpose, and possibility. on behalf of the savannah book festival, it is by great honor to introduce to all of you al gore. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, thank you. thank you very much. [applause] thank you so much. oh, it's so great to be here, and, thank you, for that very generous and warm welcome. it's great to be back in savannah, one of the most beautiful cities in the entire world. i always enjoy coming here. i want to thank howard morrisson for that very kind introduction and we've had a chance to visit this morning, and howard and mary are great folks here and contribute so much to this community. congratulations to the savannah book festival in this sixth year. it keeps on getting better an
solving the real crisis, it's an evasion. it's using technology. sometimes used well it can be a useful tool, but i think more often than not it's used as an evasion. >> thank you. the united states has not won a war since 1945. this combat looks an awful lot like vietnam. there's no difference between the republicans and the democrats except ron paul. i'm wondering, are we ever going to see the united states completely pull out of the mideast? it's leading some people to think that we might be there for oil or minerals or even the heroin trade, for that matter. and -- >> heroin trade? >> so i'm really concerned about this. >> well, no, you raise a good point. world war ii is, actually, in the annals of military history since and going way back, world war ii is kind of an anomaly. there really haven't been a lot of wars in history that lead to the total surrender of the enemy. most wars, and particularly the kinds of wars that we're getting involved in now, you know, rightly or wrongly end with some kind of negotiation or some kind of division of power or some new power arrangement betw
2013, the technology trade show. more programming next week. >> and now, ricardo cortes talks about attempts to prohibit the use of coffee and coca in the u.s. and around the world. mr. cortes describes secret deals made by top u.s. anti-drug official harry answer linger pushing to banco ca's use worldwide. this is a little over an hour. >> okay. um, and so tonight we are pleased to welcome ricardo cortes to discuss his latest book, "a secret history of coffee, coe that and cola: a tale of coffee, coca-cola, caffeine, secret formulas, special flavors, special favors and a future of prohibition." cortes is the creator and illustrator of a series of subversive books for all ages, for postally all ages about such things as marijuana, bombing and the jamaican bobsled team. his latest book examines a series of highly addictive substances that have caused many deaths and fueled much, much profit in this how they make their way into the u.s. and what the u.s. government's role has been in insuring that they come into this country, all right? and this evening we are pleased to be joined by
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